Gordon Dalziel has insisted that Rangers fans must realise that their behaviour towards Sam Lammers is not going to help him put in improved performances.


Lammers has continued to struggle since joining Rangers last summer and has scored just twice in 16 Scottish Premiership appearances.


He started in Rangers’ 2-0 win over St. Johnstone at Ibrox on Wednesday night but was taken off after 68 minutes.




Some fans cheered sarcastically when the forward was being substituted to make their feelings towards him known.


Dalziel admitted that he is in favour of fans venting their frustration inside stadiums and making their opinions clear to the players.



He conceded that it seems that the Rangers supporters have made up their minds about Lammers, but stressed their booing or jeering him is unlikely to make him play any better.


The former Rangers star said on Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard: “I am all for supporters venting their expressions on players and we have got our own opinions.



“What we have got to sit down and realise is that the lad is struggling and a lot of Rangers supporters have made their minds up.


“But doing what they are doing by booing him or cheering him out or having a go at him is never going to help him.”


It remains to be seen whether Rangers boss Philippe Clement will look to shift Lammers out either next month or in the summer.